USS O-1 (SS-62)

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USS O-1
USS O-1 underway, probably in 1918.
Career
Name: USS O-1
Ordered: 3 March 1916
Builder: Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine
Laid down: 26 March 1917
Launched: 9 July 1918
Commissioned: 5 November 1918
Decommissioned: 11 June 1931
Struck: 18 May 1938
Fate: Sold for scrap
General characteristics
Type: O class submarine
Displacement: 521 long tons (529 t) surfaced
629 long tons (639 t) submerged
Length: 172 ft 3 in (52.50 m)
Beam: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Draft: 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2 × 440 hp (328 kW) diesel engines
2 × 370 hp (276 kW) electric motors
2 shafts[1]
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) surfaced
10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Complement: 2 officers, 27 men
Armament: • 4 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes, 8 torpedoes
• 1 × 3"/50 caliber deck gun

USS O-1 (SS-62) was the lead ship of her class of submarine. Her keel was laid down on 26 March 1917 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. She was launched on 9 July 1918, and commissioned on 5 November 1918 with Lieutenant Commander Norman L. Kirk in command.

Service history[edit]

Commissioned just before the Armistice with Germany, O-1 operated in the Atlantic coastal waters from Cape Cod to Key West, Florida, after World War I. Reclassified a second-line submarine on 25 July 1924, and first-line on 6 June 1928, O-1 was converted to an experimental vessel on 28 December 1930, and operated in this capacity out of the submarine base at New London, Connecticut, until decommissioning on 11 June 1931. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 18 May 1938 and sold for scrap.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzsimons, Bernard, ed. Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare, Volume 19, p.2023, "O.1"

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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